Responsible Beverage Server Trainings bring license holders like you together to get updates on laws and regulations that affect your sales. Experienced license holders share their successes and law enforcement answers your questions. Your employees will receive completion certificates which may help you reduce costs of your dram shop and liability insurance.

Retail sellers of alcohol, law enforcement personnel, and concerned adults and parents all have a common goal and responsibility to keep our communities safe and healthy. As responsible business people and license holders, take advantage of these alcohol server/seller training options!  If you can’t attend one of our in-person training sessions, check out an online IPACT training.

Training Benefits:

Alcohol Policies

IALERT is a free online resource the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division provides to help you create a personalized alcohol policy for your business. Visit to start developing a new policy or evaluating your current one.

Upcoming Trainings

There is no charge for the program, but registration is required.  To register, contact Leah Hemesath at
or Ellie Loesch at

To view a list of upcoming training, visit our Events Calendar


Online Option

If you or your employees are not able to attend an in-person training, you have access to an on-line training offered by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division.

More on I-PACT

Inside ABD, employees have created an alcohol compliance training program, with the passage of Senate File 240. The online alcohol training program has been named the Iowa Program for Alcohol Compliance Training (I-PACT). 

This program allows employees and prospective employees to go through alcohol compliance training and receive a certificate upon completion.

Make a Pact!

The program asks that a PACT is made for: 

  • Iowa kids not to consume alcohol products.
  • Iowa retailers not to sell alcohol to minors. 
  • Iowa licensees not to serve alcohol to patrons under 21.   
  • Iowa’s law enforcement to enforce Iowa’s liquor laws.